Sun Cluster Data Service for N1 Grid Service Provisioning System for Solaris OS


Sun Cluster Data Service for N1 Grid Service Provisioning System for Solaris OS explains how to install and configure SunTM Cluster HA for N1 Grid Service Provisioning System on both SPARC® and x86 based systems.

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In this document, the term “x86” refers to the Intel 32-bit family of microprocessor chips and compatible microprocessor chips made by AMD.

This document is intended for system administrators with extensive knowledge of Sun software and hardware. Do not use this document as a planning or presales guide. Before reading this document, you should have already determined your system requirements and purchased the appropriate equipment and software.

The instructions in this document assume knowledge of the SolarisTM Operating System and expertise with the volume manager software that is used with Sun Cluster.

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Sun Cluster software runs on two platforms, SPARC and x86. The information in this document pertains to both platforms unless otherwise specified in a special chapter, section, note, bulleted item, figure, table, or example.

UNIX Commands

This document contains information about commands that are specific to installing and configuring Sun Cluster data services. The document does not contain comprehensive information about basic UNIX® commands and procedures, such as shutting down the system, booting the system, and configuring devices. Information about basic UNIX commands and procedures is available from the following sources:

Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic changes that are used in this book.

Table P–1 Typographic Conventions

Typeface or Symbol 




The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output 

Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.


What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output 

machine_name% su



Command-line placeholder: replace with a real name or value 

The command to remove a file is rm filename.


Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized 

Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

Perform a patch analysis.

Do not save the file.

[Note that some emphasized items appear bold online.] 

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default system prompt and superuser prompt for the C shell, Bourne shell, and Korn shell.

Table P–2 Shell Prompts



C shell prompt 


C shell superuser prompt 


Bourne shell and Korn shell prompt 


Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser prompt 


Related Documentation

Information about related Sun Cluster topics is available in the documentation that is listed in the following table. All Sun Cluster documentation is available at



Data service administration 

Sun Cluster Data Services Planning and Administration Guide for Solaris OS

Individual data service guides 


Sun Cluster Concepts Guide for Solaris OS


Sun Cluster Overview for Solaris OS

Software installation 

Sun Cluster Software Installation Guide for Solaris OS

System administration 

Sun Cluster System Administration Guide for Solaris OS

Hardware administration 

Sun Cluster 3.0-3.1 Hardware Administration Manual for Solaris OS

Individual hardware administration guides 

Data service development 

Sun Cluster Data Services Developer’s Guide for Solaris OS

Error messages 

Sun Cluster Error Messages Guide for Solaris OS

Command and function reference 

Sun Cluster Reference Manual for Solaris OS

For a complete list of Sun Cluster documentation, see the release notes for your release of Sun Cluster at

Related Third-Party Web Site References

Third-party URLs that are referenced in this document provide additional related information.

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Sun is not responsible for the availability of third-party web sites mentioned in this document. Sun does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials that are available on or through such sites or resources. Sun will not be responsible or liable for any actual or alleged damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services that are available on or through such sites or resources.

Documentation, Support, and Training

Sun Function 




Download PDF and HTML documents, and order printed documents 

Support and Training

Obtain technical support, download patches, and learn about Sun courses 

Product Training

Sun Microsystems offers training in many Sun technologies through a variety of instructor-led courses and self-paced courses. For information about the training courses that Sun offers and to enroll in a class, visit Sun Microsystems Training at

Getting Help

If you have problems installing or using Sun Cluster, contact your service provider and provide the following information:

Use the following commands to gather information about each node on your system for your service provider.



prtconf -v

Displays the size of the system memory and reports information about peripheral devices 

psrinfo -v

Displays information about processors 

showrev –p

Reports which patches are installed 

SPARCprtdiag -v

Displays system diagnostic information 

scinstall -pv

Displays Sun Cluster release and package version information 

Also have available the contents of the /var/adm/messages file.